Sunak reshuffles his government with 4 new ministries and appoints Greg Hands ‘Tory’ president

UK Prime Minister Rishi Sunak.

UK Prime Minister Rishi Sunak.

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Revolution in the British Government. The first Minister Rishi Sunak has partially remodeled its equipment with the creation of four new ministries and has named Greg Hands new Chairman of the Conservative Party replacing former Finance Minister Nadhim Zahawi, expelled from the Government for fiscal irregularities.

Sunak has created the new portfolios of Energy Security and Net Zerowho has been put in charge of Grant Shapps -until now he was Minister of Business-, that of Science, Innovation and Technology, directed by Michelle Donelan, the Business and Commerce (Kemi Badenoch) and that of Culture, Media and Sports (Lucy Frazer).

After three months focused on solving the major problems that he inherited from his predecessors Liz Truss and Boris Johnson, Sunak is now reshuffling his government to make clear what his priorities are in the coming months and give a boost to the national economy and tackle the energy crisis.

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Inflation, utilities and energy

In a statement, the Sunak Executive explains that the new Ministry of Energy Security and Net Zero will have the task of “secure energy supply in the long term for the United Kingdom” as well as “lower bills and inflation”.

The also recently created portfolio of Science, Innovation and Technology “will promote the innovation that will bring better public services, create new, better-paying jobs It will grow the economy.”

In the note, it is also stressed that the Ministry of Business and Trade “will support growth by supporting British businesses at home and abroad, promoting investment and championing free trade.”

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New president of the ‘tories’

The tories they will have Greg Hands -until now Secretary of State for Trade- as the new head of the tories after just over a week ago Rishi Sunak announced the expulsion from his ministerial position to the president of his Conservative Party, Nadhim Zahawi, in the midst of a scandal over fiscal irregularities during his time as finance minister.

After ascertaining after an investigation that Zahawi he had failed to meet the requirements of being an “honest, open and exemplary leader” and exhibited conduct “below the high standards that the prime minister rightly expects of those who serve in his government”, Sunak expelled him from his government. And now from the presidency of the Conservative Party.

Zahawi was forced to pay a fine for non-payment of taxes regarding the polling company YouGov, in whose foundation he participated in the year 2000 before making the leap to the House of Commons.

According to the BBC, the former minister’s tax problems were resolved between July and September 2022 and the payment would be around five million pounds (almost 5.7 million euros), although there were many voices calling for his resignation given the seriousness of the case, with the Labor opposition leader, Keir Starmer, at the head of the requests.

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